Residential Sprinkler Fact Sheets

On this page we have compiled essential fact sheets relevant to anyone considering specifying or purchasing a residential fire sprinkler system. Please click on the documents of interest to view or download.

General Sprinkler Information

Think Sprinkler by London Fire Brigade

Presentation from London Fire and Emergency Planning
Authority (LFEPA)  to promote a better understanding of the benefits of sprinklers as part of their commitment to
reduce the impact of fire. 

How Sprinklers Work Guide

Ultrasafe guide briefly detailing how a fire sprinkler head is activated, how a domestic fire typically spreads and how a sprinkler system puts out the fire.

Ultrasafe Sprinkler Stop – Fire Setter

Outlines two incidents where Ultrasafe residential fire sprinklers activated saving lives and property. 

Ultrasafe Sprinkler Stop – Chip Pan Fire

Describes an incident were an Ultrasafe domestic fire sprinkler activated extinguishing a chip pan fire.


Building Regulations relating to Sprinklers

Building Regulations and Sprinklers An Overview

Overview by Ultrasafe of the building regulations and approved documents that affect residential and domestic fire sprinklers. A summary of the design benefits of installing a fire sprinkler is included.

Approved Document B: Fire Safety – Key Sprinkler Points

A summary by Ultrasafe of the key clauses in approved document B relevant to fire sprinklers in residential properties.

BS9999:2008 Key Sprinkler Points

A summary of the key clauses in BS 9999:2008 which are relevant to residential fire sprinklers. Compared to Approved Document B (ADB) this standard offers a more flexible approach to building design.

BS9991:2011 Key Sprinkler Points

A review of the most recent Fire Safety Design Guide, BS 9991:2011, with a summary of the key clauses relating to residential fire sprinklers.

Building Regulations England & Wales Part B, 2006, Fire Safety in Dwelling Houses

Full copy of Approved Document B Vol 1 as summarised above.

Building Regulations England & Wales Part B, 2006, Fire Safety in Buildings Other Than Dwelling Houses

Full copy of Approved Document B Vol 2 as summarised above. 

2012 Welsh Sprinkler Consultation

2012 consultation on changes to the Building Regulations in Wales

Domestic Fire Safety Wales 

Measure passed by the National Assembly for Wales in Feb 2011 detailing the requirement for the provision of automatic fire suppression systems in new residential premises in Wales. Official document.


Water Supplies for Sprinklers

Water UK Policy Position 2013

Document from Water UK on behalf of the water companies stating their support for the provision of a water supply for fire fighting and in particular to well designed domestic fire sprinkler systems.

Water Protocol Document

Guidance on how water supplied by the Water Industry may be used for the suppression of fires by automatic fire sprinkler systems and establishes guidelines for how these systems may be supplied. Prepared by British Automatic Sprinkler Association, the Fire Sprinkler Association and Water UK and published by the Fire Protection Association.


Other Sprinkler Information Sheets

CPVC Information

BAFSA (British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association) document detailing CPVC plastic piping and its use in fire sprinklers.

Environmental Information

Independent investigation commissioned by the HFSC (Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition) into the environmental impact of sprinklers. This report provides data to prove that sprinklers help achieve sustainability.

Legionella Information

Technical briefing note providing guidance on Legionella and Fire Fighting Systems. 


If would like any further information, support or assistance with any aspect of design, installation, commission or servicing of domestic or residential fire sprinklers  please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to provide a non-obligatory, free quotation as well as free advice and support.

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